The Grote Chemistry Scholarship Program

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) is pleased to announce the Grote Chemistry Scholarship Program for chemistry students. The four-year renewable program is open to incoming freshmen, and high school seniors may apply for the scholarship in early spring. The primary goal of the Department of Chemistry and Physics is to uphold a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education and to facilitate student success in these challenging disciplines. The University of Tennessee will award up to $12,000 ($3,000 per year for four years) stipend to three entering freshmen majoring in Chemistry.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) is a national model for metropolitan universities. In collaboration with their many regional partners, its offer their students an experiential learning environment graced with outstanding teaching scholars in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs.


To be eligible for a Grote Chemistry Scholarship, a student must have all of the following requirements:

  • Complete a course in high school chemistry with an A or B
  • Attain a high school grade point average of 3.5 or above
  • Have a composite score of 26 or above on the ACT exam (or SAT equivalent
  • Declare chemistry as the major at UTC
  • Eligible majors include all BS Chemistry degrees (including biochemistry, STEM education, pre-medicine, and pre-dental)
  • Non-chemistry majors (e.g. chemical engineering, biology, nursing, exercise science) are ineligible for the Grote Scholarship

How to Apply:

Interested candidate can apply on-line application through the given link:

Supporting Details:

Two individual letters of recommendation (one from a Chemistry teacher) must be emailed to Dr. Rebecca Stimson,

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Awards of $12,000 ($3,000 per year for four years) will be presented to as many as three entering freshmen majoring in Chemistry
  • The awards are renewable over a four-year period and can be added to other University scholarships and the Tennessee Lottery scholarship

Application Deadline:

Submit the complete online Grote Scholarship application by 11: 59 PM on February 15, 2017.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

For further information or questions, contact at e-mail: or

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